SUBMITTED BY: Name: Arnold Linke, Y2C From: Battle Creek, Michigan E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: Hello, my husband and I have enjoyed reading your post. He was on the Zoella Lykes with Acorn 34. He recalls many of these memories, including the only casuality and personal friend "Ted Geyer". We left Port Hueneme on September 26, 1944 and didn't arrive on Luzon until five months later. I would enjoy hearing from others who also served with Acron 34. I was friends with Edwin Moler from West VA and would like to know how he is doing?
Added: December 25, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Jan Herren From: St. Augustine, FL E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My father was Carl Henry Woodle. I noticed a post by james mceachern that referenced his name, but I could not post a reply to it. Dad passed away in March 1999, but I have some photos and part of his military record. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him, or had additional photos.
Added: December 19, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Charles Lyttle From: Rodman, NY E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My Grandfather (Alvin E. Lyttle) appears on the unit roster. I don't know that much about his service during the war but wondered if anyone had stories to share about him.
Added: December 15, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Daniel J.Olson From: Red Wing Mn. 55066 E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My Father was William C. Olson a waist gunner in the B-25 Mithell VMB 611, dad passed away back in Feb 2001...I remember the stories he used to tell us kids...I miss you Dad, signing the log book for ya!!
COMMENTS: My uncle was Richard McKnight. He was killed the year before I was born.My grandparents,aunt, and mother grieved for him their entire lives. He was never forgotten by his family or friends. His empty coffin is buried in St.Louis,Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. This sight has taught me about my uncle's military life.Like everyone in this group,he was a brave man doing what needed to be done. Thank you for this wonderful web site.
Added: August 25, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Christina Pollman Vadnais From: Rapid City, South Dakota E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: To the Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Eleven and to my beloved Grandpa,
In my heart, I will always be thankful for what you all sacrificed. You are what kept this country safe and we will forever be grateful for that sacrifice. My grandpa Willard J. Timberman was one of your fellow comrades...He passed away a while back ago but not a day goes by that I don't think of him. He made me want to do more. I too joined the service and have never regretted one moment of that dedication. It makes me proud to give back what you gave all of us....Freedom.
To my grandpa, I love you so much and miss you terribly!!! I wish you could be here so I could give you a huge hug! I wish you could have met Kevin..You two are two peas in a pod...Just remember I love you forever and thank you for everything you did for me! Rest in peace...I will love you forever!!
Added: August 8, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: james mceachern From: south walpole mass E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: hi my father is pfc james a mceachern he's 84 and still in good health i found this web site while researching ww2 and what little he would talk about it, if anybody that remembers him would like to contact him email me and i'll get you his phone #. we looked through this site for hours and he talked to me more about his time in the war than any of my 49 years on this planet would love to hear from friends or family that remember him. there is a photo of 3 marines on an air boat at boca chica that need names well the marine on the front of the boat is pfc James A McEachern on back left is cpl John Roon and on back right is sgt Henry R Hartman, they were good friends with dad and also he may have been taking the photo Carl H Woodle whom dad shared guard duty all the time as they never got to see the uso shows, as you see i heard lots of history when we looked at your site and i thank you very much, could you please add the names to that air boat photo, thanks i'll keep checking for updates lim
Added: July 23, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: Michael Foster From: Minneapolis E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: My Father Jack Foster, never talked much about the War. The few stories he told had little to do with combat, rather the antics of the pilots and crew. He was a turret gunner and Charlie Good was his pilot. My Dad believed Charlie Good could walk on water.
Added: July 17, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: COL(R) Carl Quinn From: currently Abu Dhabi, UAE E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: I was very glad to "stumble" across your website. My father, William L. "Bill" Quinn, who passed away in 2000, was a sergeant in VMB 611 and is referenced a couple of times in the book, "The Bombers of Magszam". As a retired Army COL (he forgave me for not being a marine!) dad instilled in me an understanding of, and more importantly, an appreciation of the military. He was an active member of the VMB 611 reunions for the last few years of his life, and I know those relationships meant the world to him. Thank you for keeping their memories, and more importantly their history, alive.
Added: June 27, 2011
SUBMITTED BY: Name: David Fish From: Camarillo E-mail: Contact
COMMENTS: This Memorial Day remembering the Marines of VMB 611 that paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country and Marine Corps, especially my father Capt Doit L Fish and his crew, MIA 30 May 1945 and VMB 611 Commanding Officer Lt Col George A Sarles and his crew, KIA 30 May 1945.